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How did we do that? The possibility of rapid transitions

24 Apr 2017 In the face of climate change and social inequality, changing to a greener and fairer society might feel impossible – but rapid, radical transitions may be more possible than you might think, according to a new booklet published by the STEPS Centre and the New Weather Institute. More details

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Could blockchain technology revolutionise development?

11 Apr 2017 A new IDS Rapid Response Briefing unpicks the hype around blockchain, with a ten-point checklist for development policymakers. More details

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IDS researchers win University of Sussex student-led teaching awards

07 Apr 2017 Two IDS Research Fellows – Rosemary McGee and Lars Otto Naess have both won the University of Sussex Student-Led Teaching Award for 2016–17. More details
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World Water Day: we need to talk about inequality as well as waste

22 Mar 2017 On World Water Day, there is an urgent call for the global community to stop water waste and focus efforts on improving water quality. While much of the debate on water quality has been very technical, IDS and the ESRC STEPS Centre have tried to inject social science perspectives and call for focus on the politics of access, use and control of resources. More details

Sussex ranked first in world for development studies

Sussex ranked first in world for development studies

07 Mar 2017 Development studies at Sussex which includes IDS’ postgraduate research and teaching programmes, regains top spot in world ranking. More details

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Women’s economic empowerment in the changing world of work

06 Mar 2017 Lack of essential public services must be tackled in order for women’s economic empowerment to be achieved. This is the message that IDS researchers will stress when they attend the 61st session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York. More details

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Being bold for change on International Women’s Day

06 Mar 2017 On 8 March 2017, we not only celebrate International Women’s Day, but thirty years of our Gender and Development Masters course. Find out what our inspirational students are doing to #BeBoldForChange. More details

Social Realities of Knowledge for Development

Social relationships are at the heart of knowledge for development

06 Mar 2017 Launched today is The Social Realities of Knowledge for Development, an edited collection of articles, bringing to the fore the importance of relationships and networks throughout the process of research impact. More details

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UK aid and research funding is helping to transform lives in Bangladesh, MPs told

03 Mar 2017 The UK’s long standing partnership with Bangladesh’s research and development community has been absolutely critical to the country’s remarkable progress over the last forty years. This is what NGO leaders and academics told Whitehall officials and MPs. More details

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